“Mom, we want to go on a field trip!” they called as they bounded up the stairs from the basement.
I didn’t have the heart to tell my 14 and 17 year old that we really couldn’t go anywhere. I prepped for the battle.
“We’re going to go to the grocery store. We need more milk, cereal, and we want to get more chips.” T said as he grabbed his car keys.
Stunned I replied, “Sure, can I give you a list to add to your list?”
They proceeded to start the list. I added a few essentials: milk, sour cream, and carrots.
They grabbed the list and headed out the door. I sat back and smiled at their independence and hanging out together. I suddenly remembered that I didn’t remind them to grab the grocery bags. Oh well, they can pay 10 cents per bag if needed
30 minutes later…
The door opens and in they walk with FIVE bags (our reusable bags).
They gather around the kitchen counter and start to unload the groceries.
- Five bags of chips… pick a flavor, any flavor.
- A box cake mix, a box brownie mix, and frosting
- Three boxes of cereal… each with LOTS of sugar!
- Two gallons of milk, one package of carrots, and one container of sour cream
“Mom, we got great deals.”
“Yeah, there were tons of sales!”
“We saved 30 cents per bag of chips”
“Look at the receipt… we saved $5.26. We did a great job.”
Yes, boys, you did a great job.